Frances Scarantino

Cross Bay Diner back in business after Sandy closure
Cross Bay Diner back in business after Sandy closure
News Terence M. Cullen 6/01/2013 at 9:02AM

Order up! The Cross Bay Diner reopened on Friday, May 24 after being closed nearly seven months due to Sandy damage. The diner’s reopening marks another step forward for the community as fewer businesses remain shuttered due to the storm. Michael Siderakis, the owner of Cross Bay Diner, State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Councilmember Eric Ulrich [...]

Kids shine at S.T.A.R.S.
Kids shine at S.T.A.R.S.
Education & Kids Philip Hertling 7/29/2012 at 11:06AM

Sarah Kaye recalls many fond memories from her time as a kid with Frances Scarantino, president and founder of S.T.A.R.S. “The program gave me so much,” said Kaye. “It kept me off the streets.” Kaye, 27, is now one of the most active volunteers at the Striving to Achieve & Reach Success (S.T.A.R.S.) youth center, [...]

Southwest Rotary Club ‘stuffs’ bus for a good cause
Southwest Rotary Club ‘stuffs’ bus for a good cause
News Melissa Chan 11/07/2011 at 6:03PM

The school bus was stuffed and ready to go, only its passengers weren’t students — they were boxes of Cheerios and cans of Campbell’s soups. During its second annual food drive on Saturday, November 5, the Rotary Club of southwest Queens parked outside of Waldbaum’s on Cross Bay Boulevard in Howard Beach for a full [...]